Doctors & Staff

Our team consists of 5 veterinary surgeons, 5 veterinary orderlies, 2 kennel hands and 8 administration staff.

The staff at Citivet Bothasig and Monte Vista are all animal lovers, as well as pet owners themselves. Rest assured that your pet, whilst in our care, will receive quality veterinary treatment and expert care, as well as plenty of cuddles. They will look forward to their next visit!

Dr Peter van Der Merwe

BVSc Hons

Dr Peter van der Merwe graduated from Onderstepoort in 1990. In March 2000 he became the sole proprietor of Citivet Bothasig. He completed an Honours degree in small animal internal medicine and clinical pathology in 2004. He went on to purchase Citivet Monte Vista in 2009.  Dr Peter has a special interest in diagnostic imaging and small animal medicine.   

Dr Gosia Ornatowska

S.G.G.W Univ Warsaw 

Dr Gosia Ornatowska hails from Poland, where she qualified as a veterinarian. She worked in Vancouver, Canada for 6 months, to complete the final year of her degree. She practiced in Dubai for 8 months and has since settled in South Africa, where she has been working for the past nine years. Dr Gosia has a special interest in soft tissue surgery

Dr Kegan Becker


Dr Kegan Becker graduated from Onderstepoort in 2012. After practising for a short while in Milnerton, she moved to join the CitiVet team in June 2013. She has a keen interest in small animal surgery and behaviour. Dr Becker is a qualified and certified puppy school instructor and has completed her Veterinary Clinical Behaviour Course. She hosts our puppy classes.

Dr Lauren Immelman


Dr Lauren Immelman graduated from Onderstepoort in 2015. She  started as a state veterinarian in the Cape Town northern suburbs after qualifying as a veterinary surgeon. Although she is still deciding on her niche in veterinary science, but is leaning towards diagnostics and internal medicine, we are very pleased to have her as an established member of the Citivet team.

Dr Anita Neethling

Dr Anita Neethling gained experience at the Phalaborwa and Casteel Animal Clinics after qualifying at Onderstepoort. Dr Anita is annually part of the outreach assisting in Malawi, and was also part of the Lesotho Veterinary outreach team during her stay at Onderstepoort. We are very excited to have Dr Anita join our Citivet Team.

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